Blind Pig IPA | Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,749
Reviews:
1,445
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
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1,902
Gots:
977
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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at tha joint - Hollingshead in Orange, California.

Uh uh! No way, no how! Like the last ten years of R. Kelly's career: Raul not feelin' it.

Going into this bad boy, you might b thinkin' that you b gittin Pliny's lil brotha - yeah, maybe if lil' bro still had his braces on and only showered once a week. Not only is Raul not diggin it, he ain't even feelin it in tha average sort of way! Too hoppy. Just tastes like nasty nasty.

For the hype, I do not suggest.

*Hot dog, another of Raul's "trippin'" episodes. All down the line, this thang is a smoother than George Clooney. Maybe something was wrong during Raul's first few attempts, but like a fluffy cloud that just gracefully floats by, Raul is intoxicated by its beauty.

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4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear golden body with tons of carbonation bubbles. Bubbly bone white head.

S- Huge hop aromas with notes of pine, citrus and grapefruit.

T- Grapefruit and citrus come through a lot with pine and a slight malt presence in the back.

M- High carbonation with a crisp bite on the tongue. Medium bodied and very drinkable.

O- Great IPA, could drink a lot of this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to my wife for finding this and bringing it back! Bottled on 11/14/12, reviewed 3 days later.

A: golden color, very clear, has a one finger head initially that quickly dissipates to leave a few small pockets or bubbles and a ring on the edge of the glass.

S: huge smell of citrus, some pine, and some earthy smells. The smell really changes from bright citrus to the earthy and pine smells after taking my first sip.

T: after the smell, the taste is pretty average. Some malt, bitterness, almost no sweetness evident, and only a little earthy and piney hops. Where did the hops go?

M: decent body even though it seems highly attenuated, and the carbonation is right on.

O: good, but didn't live up to my expectations at all. Not a lot of flavor hops. Most of the flavor I got was in the smell or bitterness. Still a decent buy, and it was unbelievably fresh.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach CA.

A: Poured a beautiful crystal clear golden orange. Has a nice one finger frothy white head. Leaves a beautiful lattice lacing.

S: Smells similar to Pliny. Makes you just want to dive in and bathe in it. Smells of citrus and pine. Lots of hop resin.

T: Perfectly balanced IPA. The hops and malt pair perfectly. There is a nice earthy floral start to the hop bitterness that transitions into a citrus and pine finish. A subtle malty sweetness rounds it out.

M: It has a very nice creaminess with an excellent crisp finish. Mild carbonation.

O: Another stellar beer from RR. A really enjoyable IPA. Perfectly balanced, yet extremely complex hop profile. Get this one fresh on tap and you will be blown away.

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 5,749 ratings.
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